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Find Spot record MDR5737 - Polished stone axe fd 1953

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

[Area centred SK 43504242] Polished axe found in turves cut from new housing-estate. (1) [Area centred SK 43804555] The axe, in my possession was found in 1953 in a load of turf brought to my house from the new estate at Marlpool. The exact provenance could not be traced. [Area indicated on OS 6" by Authy.] (2a) The axe is a small, polished whitish grey stone (? patinated flint) specimen, c. 4" long, with a cutting edge 2" wide and butt, c 1" wide. The edges are facetted. Apart from some slight flaking at the butt and cutting-edge it is in good condition. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Corr. 6" (S.O. Kay, udtd.).
  • <2a> Verbal communication: Mr. W. Steeples, Rating Officer, Heanor U.D.C..
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: F1 WW 09-JUN-59.



Grid reference Centred SK 438 455 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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  • EDR922

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Record last edited

Feb 28 2011 3:41PM

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